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1730 Highway 3, Two Harbors, MN 55616
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Northern Rail Traincar Inn
Ranked #3 of 7 Two Harbors B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Shell Lake, Wisconsin
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the most part, we enjoyed our stay, but the sofa sleeper was brutal. No coffee maker in the rooms, which was sorely missed by one in our party. Breakfast was sufficient with many options such as waffles, french toast, bagles, toast, yogurt, muffins, hot & cold cereal, apple sauce, orange juice and coffee.

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Brooklyn Park
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed here and were so delighted with our visit. My husband loved the idea of sleeping in a box car. He took tons of photos of the exterior. The owners were super nice and accommodating to any needs any guest had. The continental breakfast was more than adequate with yogurt, juice, fruit, bagels, bread, french toast, waffles, muffins... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had two glorious days staying at the Northern Rail Traincar Inn, Two Harbors. I grew up around rail lines near St. Louis, MO and always enjoyed walking through the yards and hoping the old steam powered freight trains. We would play in the boxcars and ride the rails. This time I had the opportunity to sleep... More

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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233 reviews 233 reviews
13 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For starters the lady that worked the front desk was incredibly nice. My wife and I were really charmed and delighted in all of our encounters with her. Our room was unique and comfortable. We both slept very well. The room wasn't large but it met our needs quite nicely. You can always tell how much a place cares by... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was so much fun to experience and the kids loved it. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and the staff was so nice and knowledgable about the area. I wish we could have stayed longer! Definitly a place we would all like to go back to. This place made a lasting impression on my kids that they won't... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
25 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is such a unique place, with beautiful accommodations. The property is very well done. My husband would have liked to see the rooms in a train decor, but I liked the beautiful decor, in a train setting. We chose a suite to stay in and enjoyed it. They have movies you can take back to your room, as well... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Like many others have said, clean, unique, super-friendly and accommodating owners, and lots to do at the site. We had good phone reception from the two providers we use even though we were in metal train cars. We saw a doe walk slowly by the big picture window in the lobby. We will stay there again. No need to look... More

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Mansfield
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a great place to stay. The owners are wonderful people from the area and can give you ideas about things to do and see while you are there. The have a nice continental breakfast every morning. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated. If your plan is to sit in the room and watch TV all day, there... More

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Holdingford, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I'd highly recommend the Northern Rail Traincar Inn. The manager/owner is super friendly and takes very good care of you. They have a video collection for those rooms that have DVD players and a basic, yet enough of a selection of basic snacks and beverages for sale in the lobby area. We stayed in a King Conductor Suite and would... More

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Eveleth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Our Girlfriends weekend at the Northern Rail Traincar Inn was great! The hostess, Cyndi, was very accommodating and helpful. A one-of-kind atmosphere, along with down-home hospitality, who could ask for more!

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Address: 1730 Highway 3, Two Harbors, MN 55616
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Two Harbors
Also Known As:
Northern Rail Traincar Bed And Breakfast
Northern Rail Traincar Hotel Two Harbors

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Northern Rail Traincar Inn is a "Unique Hotel with a B&B Feel"! Nestled in the woods our accommodations provide a relaxing northern getaway 1/2 mile from the north shore of Lake Superior. There are 14 rooms in 7 boxcars (1/2 car each) called Porter and Porter w/Sofa rooms and there are 3 full car Suites (there are 10 cars total). We have several themes for our rooms: Oriental (inspired by the Asian influence of the Orient Express) Safari (Inspired by the Safari trains of the early 1900's) Victorian (Inspired by the era of train travel) Northwoods rooms for something different: Fishing, Bear, Golf & Lighthouse. From the charming platform hallway to the unique rooms and the peaceful surroundings Northern Rail appeals to anyone looking for a unique experience! ... more   less 
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